Just FYI, since I was unable to announce this at the January meeting, I’m doing it here!I will be bringing a plastic tote to begin collecting for “Nana’s Second Thoughts” at the February meeting. If you have been setting aside items for Nana’s, now is the time to clear that space and let me store it for you. If you have fabric to donate, sooner is better for my committee. It will allow us more time to prepare and package it for resale.Thank-you!!
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The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild has recently begun to partner with the Kirksville Arts Association. This partnership will provide us with a closer working relationship with the KV Arts and allow more community exposure to what we do through quilt education. We currently meet in their temporary space on south Baltimore, in Kirksville.
This partnership was mentioned in the December MOSAIC News & Notes.
Also featured in the newsletter, was the “2nd Weekend of Quilting” class, co-taught by Alice Allinson and Andrea O’Brien, on October 6, 2018. Alice and Andi led twelve women through the proper cutting, pressing, and piecing techniques for the “Double Churn Dash” block, by Missouri Star Quilt Company.
Alice and Andi’s next “confident beginner” quilting class will be May 4, 2019 at the Arts Association Building. This will be geared toward the quilters from the October class, but also suitable for others who wish to learn about quilting.
We are going to have a GREAT Spring retreat! We hope you will join us for Stephanie’s Trunk Show on Friday night and for her TWO Classes on Saturday!!! And Saturday features a catered breakfast AND lunch! It’s going to be a great retreat!
Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild’s
Spring 2018 Quilt Retreat
Quilters! We have an exciting Retreat planned for you!
Our 2-day event features Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous from the Quad Cities. Her Trunk Show will be on Friday night and on Saturday she will be teaching not one, but two classes!
So, here are the details that you need to know:
Friday, March 9th
- Trunk Show at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 10th –
- Breakfast: 8:00am-9:00am (Catered meal included)
- Class #1: 9:00am-Noon
- Lunch: Noon-1:00pm (Catered meal included)*
- Class #2: 1:00pm-4:00pm
- $10 – Trunk Show Only
- $30 – Saturday Only
- $40 – BOTH Friday/Saturday
- $10 – Trunk Show Only
- $40 – Saturday Only
- $50 – BOTH Friday/Saturday
NOTE: For EACH class, there is a $12 pattern cost.
Where: Both days’ events will be held at the:
- Kirksville Arts Center, 1902 S. Baltimore, Suite 100, Kirksville, Missouri
- Call: Andi O’Brien – 660-988-1333 or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Lunch will be a catered Soup/Sandwich/Dessert. You will have a choice of 2 soups and a choice of 2 sandwiches, plus a dessert.
Class #1–Charmed Squared *NOTE: Pattern is an additional $12 cost.
This quilt can easily be completed in a weekend! All you need are two charm packs and 3&3/4 yards of coordinating yardage for the background.
The instructions include directions to make half square triangles from squares, so you can turn the charm packs into half square triangles in no times at all.
You may use 2 of the same charm packs, 2 different packs from your favorite designer, or go for the scrappy look and use any five-inch squares.
Class #2–Stripping in Paradise *NOTE: Pattern is an additional $12 cost.
This pattern can easily go together in a weekend. Finished 66” square, it requires a jelly roll and some background yardage.
It used strip piecing with minimal seams to match. You can use any jelly roll, but your background fabric needs to contrast from your jelly roll.
You can view these patterns on her website:
Of course, If you are not interested in one or both of these classes, you may simply work on your own projects and still enjoy the company of your fellow retreaters! If you chose to work on your own, the cost for the day remains the same.
We hope you will join us for this fun, 2-day event!
It is with heavy hearts that we note of the passing of one of our dear friends and long-time guild members, Kathy East. Kathy was currently serving as the guild’s secretary. She was extremely generous with her time and talents. She and her husband, Stan, made many lap robes for Veterans. They would design each quilt with specific fabric geared toward the Veteran who was to receive it. Seems like every month she would have one or two quilts for Show & Tell.
Here are just a few pictures of Kathy through the years.
Kathy East, 82, of La Plata, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at University Hospital, Columbia, MO as a result of injuries from an auto accident on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Kathy was born, November 7, 1935 in her grandparent’s home west of Pleasant Hill, MO She was the daughter of Melvin C. and Hilda M. Borer Sadler who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother Joe Sadler and a daughter-in-law, Gayle East. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in May 1953 and William Jewel College May 1957 with a degree in Sociology. On June 1, 1957, she married Stanley B. East, Jr. and they celebrated 60 years together on June 1, 2017. Stan survives.
Also surviving are 3 sons, Stan M. ”Rabbi” East (Lynnette) of La Plata, MO, Ronald F. “Fred” East, Independence, MO, and Kevin R. East (Tracey) of La Plata, MO; 7 grandchildren, Stephen J. “Joey” Sadler (Amy) of Raytown, MO, Adina V. East and Stephanie RM Carpenter (Jason), Lee’s Summit, MO, Jamie L. Byrd, Columbia, MO, Jason K. Robinson (Candy) of La Plata, MO, Cameron R. East (Elizabeth) of Brashear, MO, and Lauren K. East, La Plata, MO; 14 Great Grandchildren, Chris, Tim and Emily Sadler, Trinity East, Avery Cambron, Gavin and Presley Miranda, Jax and Quinley Robinson, Kiesha March, Gwendolyn and Violet Carpenter, and Brysen and Brynlee East; and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Cabe Smith and Kylynn March.
Kathy and Stan moved to La Plata in 1964 when Stan accepted the call as minister of La Plata Christian Church. In 1976, Kathy became an EMT and for many years she was “on call” with Stan. She also accepted the position of Social Services Director for the La Plata Nursing Home and later added the title of Activities Director as well. In 1985, she became secretary for Kirksville First Christian Church. In 1997, she became a secretary at KCOM now ATSU. Kathy was also the secretary at all of the churches Stan served.
Kathy remained active in the community with such things as the La Plata Fire Dept. and the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild at Kirksville. Kathy was well known for her cinnamon rolls which were used as donations for community projects. Kathy and Stan were also the Grand Marshalls for the 2017 Soybean Festival Parade, an honor that they happily accepted. Kathy was also a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Macon, MO. She and Stan spent many hours making lap robes for the “Lap Robes 4 Veterans Project” Stan designs, cuts and lays them out, while Kathy did all the sewing.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 at the La Plata Christian Church, with a memorial service immediately following. Burial to follow at the La Plata Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to La Plata Christian Ministries, Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild, Macon First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or La Plata Fire Department. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.
The Community Service committee, under the direction of Renae Farnsworth, presented many beautiful quilts to veterans in the northeast Missouri area. Some of the photos of the presentations are shown below.